In a humble home set in the idyllic countryside of Uxbridge, Ontario, world-class audio equipment sits behind an impressive selection of films, TV series and video games. Full of eclectic collection of items and antiques, Steps studio helped post production of audio effects for projects like The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The big short, and The story of the maid everything generated by a small team on the modest site.
In one short documentation, Director Jeremy Benning Visits the work area – every room in the house functions as a recording studio and is isolated by an elaborate external wall that acts as a buffer against outside noise – and speaks to three people Foley Artists responsible for improving the audio experience after filming. Benning takes a look behind the scenes with the company to demonstrate the laborious and surprising methods with which the sound effects are artificially amplified, be it the clatter of a skateboard, the nibbling of a zombie party or the inconspicuous clink of high-heeled shoes.
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